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    08-10-2012, 12:18 PM
  #31
Green Broke
Well the only thing I see you paying for over a tack shop is the shipping but if they order it in for you they would most likely charge for a portion of the shipping anyway. And 30 for shipping isn't bad. It is made for your specific problem and the pads with shims in them cost way more than the total 120 anyway. I don't know that having someone special make them is going to save a whole lot of money in the long run.
     
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    08-10-2012, 03:39 PM
  #32
Weanling
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Well the only thing I see you paying for over a tack shop is the shipping but if they order it in for you they would most likely charge for a portion of the shipping anyway. And 30 for shipping isn't bad. It is made for your specific problem and the pads with shims in them cost way more than the total 120 anyway. I don't know that having someone special make them is going to save a whole lot of money in the long run.
I think it will, he will just cut the shape from the material. It won't cost more than $15 or $20... Or I am thinking about getting this anti slip gel pad with higher front part.
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Together with the narrower gullet it sould do the job. Anyway, Tueday will do, the saddler comes and gives me hopefully some advice other than custom made saddle...
     
    08-10-2012, 03:58 PM
  #33
Green Broke
Bahaha I had Google translate that and I'm pretty sure they failed. Anyways judging from picture only becareful with any antislip pad. They tend to hold heat more, not letting sweat evaporate. Also my mare hates anti slip pads as they pinch her hair. But your saddler should fix that anyway.
     
    08-10-2012, 04:14 PM
  #34
Weanling
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Bahaha I had Google translate that and I'm pretty sure they failed. Anyways judging from picture only becareful with any antislip pad. They tend to hold heat more, not letting sweat evaporate. Also my mare hates anti slip pads as they pinch her hair. But your saddler should fix that anyway.
I already used kind of anti slip...ehm..... thin thing just the antislip material under the saddle pad , it helped me with the previous saddle when mounting-it stopped to turn around. She is OK with it. This pad should have small perspiration holes and can be used also between saddle and pad, not directly onte horse, but loosing its antislip function, of course.
     
    08-10-2012, 04:33 PM
  #35
Green Broke
Sometimes with english saddles the type of pad will not help the slipping. For instance, the fleece pads are extremely slippery and the saddle slides all over but a good cotton one usually is fine. I don't have to worry as my horses withers hold the saddle pretty good.
     
    08-10-2012, 04:43 PM
  #36
Weanling
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Sometimes with english saddles the type of pad will not help the slipping. For instance, the fleece pads are extremely slippery and the saddle slides all over but a good cotton one usually is fine. I don't have to worry as my horses withers hold the saddle pretty good.
Well her whithers do not, but I just hope with the right gullet and the right ballance the slipping will be reduced to minimum....
     
    08-10-2012, 05:36 PM
  #37
Super Moderator
saddle fitting

That looks like a big saddle on a small pony
What size saddle?
What size pony?

A friend of mine had similar problems with the saddle tilting forward and eventually had the CAIR panels replaced with flock ones by a saddler that came out and did a fitting.
All good now

If your pony is not a conventional shape then quite often these 'off the peg' saddles do not work for them
     
    08-10-2012, 07:04 PM
  #38
Weanling
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Originally Posted by jaydee    
That looks like a big saddle on a small pony
What size saddle?
What size pony?

A friend of mine had similar problems with the saddle tilting forward and eventually had the CAIR panels replaced with flock ones by a saddler that came out and did a fitting.
All good now

If your pony is not a conventional shape then quite often these 'off the peg' saddles do not work for them
135 cm tall pony, 17" seat... looks huge becaue it is dressage saddle But she is going quite relaxed on it :) She starts to twitch while tacking up when theres something wrong. But she stays easily with this one.

Just that the jumping in that long stirrups.. not a good idea
     
    08-10-2012, 07:10 PM
  #39
Weanling




Copared to previous saddles (3 types)
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...69327919_n.jpg -is was fitting her, but was hurting my intimate areas.. :(



     
    08-10-2012, 07:11 PM
  #40
Super Moderator
size saddle

I've worked out I think correctly that makes your pony 13.2 and for me that makes a 17 inch saddle far too big for her - which is how it looks to me and why its tilting forward and generally not a good fit
I would suggest you ask a saddler to come out and fit a saddle that suits both her and you. It will be worth it in the long term as looked after properly it will last you for a long time
     

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